[tz] Version in zoneinfo files?
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Wed Oct 28 08:12:26 UTC 2015
lester at lsces.co.uk wrote:
> The version number is essential data
It's not essential to put the version number into zic's output, as the tz
project has been operating successfully for decades without doing so. Although
there are benefits to having a version number in the data, there are costs too,
and it's not clear which is greater.
If one needs a unique number to briefly identify a data file, one can use a hash
function of the data. This should suffice for tzdist's needs, so that tzdist
shouldn't require a version number in the data.
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